Ambrose Saunderson

WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

Ambrose Sanderson


Military History:        


Regiment:                               Labour Corps

Rank:                                      Private

Regimental Number:              241052      

Date of Enlisting:                    9.1914

Date of death:                        Not known

Cemetery/ Memorial:             

UK Cemetery/Memorial:        St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


Nothing is known of Ambrose’s military history apart from his enlistment date of September 1914 and the entry in the Absent Voters List of 1918 which lists him as serving, Regimental Number 241052, with the Labour Corps, Agricultural Co, Northampton. Agricultural companies were not so much recruited as formed from soldiers no longer fit enough for front line combat duties, in much the same way as some labour battalions were, so it is assumed Ambrose was wounded in action.

Ambrose survived the War but it is not known when he died. 

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:                c1880

Birth Place:                   Eyeworth, Bedfordshire

Residence:                    Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                      20.9.1905


Ambrose was the fourth son of Jonathan and Ann (nee Brim) Sanderson born at Eyeworth, Bedfordshire in 1880. Before enlisting he was a cowman on a farm in Ashwell, Hertfordshire.

Ambrose married Priscilla Waldock at Ashwell, Hertfordshire on 30th September 1905.  They had two children, Charles William born on 9th September 1906 and Walter Percy born on 15th January 1909.

It is not known when Ambrose died.





Ambrose Sanderson

Birth Place:

Eyeworth, Bedfordshire


Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

Not known

Enlistment Place:

Not known




Labour Corps


Agricultural Co

Regimental Number:


Type of Casualty:


Theatre of War:

Not known

This page was added on 22/11/2017.